Insect Alert For

Black Cutworm

Risk Level:
Low Risk
Affected Area:
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Alert Details

Low black cutworm migration risks remain in the forecast for the next three nights as an active weather pattern keeps south to southwest winds flowing into portions of the corn-growing region. The risk area tonight into tomorrow is mainly from Missouri and eastern Iowa east into the southern Great Lakes and eastern corn-growing region ahead of a cold front. The risk area shifts back west across the Plains and areas mainly west of the Mississippi River as a new area of low pressure develops tomorrow into tomorrow night across the southern/central Plains region. As this new system begins moving northeast as we head into the weekend, south to southwest winds will become aligned very similar to what is expected tonight, so a Low risk is then predicted from southeast Kansas and Missouri northeast into the southern Great Lakes region once again by Friday night into Saturday. Wind flow, while favorable, is not expected to be quite as strong as experienced earlier this week so all forecasts are in the Low category. Nonetheless, continued scouting in newly-emerged fields and trap count monitoring are encouraged especially given historically late planting this year.